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No chat, no Ashes

No chat, no Ashes

Taunts and insults are as much a part of cricket as bats and balls, and never more so than during the Ashes. The England-Australia Test match of 1882 hinged on an almighty set-to between the great fast bowler Frederick "The Demon" Spofforth and WG Grace, who scandalously ran out Australia's Sammy Jones when he left his crease to do a spot of gardening on the pitch






Botha's action passed by the ICC

Brian Lara reaches his 34th Test century © AFP
Brian Lara reaches his 34th Test century © AFP